What kind of handgun do you think would sell well?

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  1. luffy100

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    i would buy a chiappa rhino in a heart beat
     
  2. Mayvik

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    What I have been looking for...a single stack 9mm, DA/SA, roughly the size of a Shield / XD-S / P320 /etc. Alloy frame preferred but steel or polymer would be fine. P239 is too big.
     
  3. CaliCoastie

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    Seen 327 ammo and 41 mag a lot up here(mostly the 41). I'd be interested in a double stack 22lr, or a 22wmr that was produced to meet the demand(and yes I have two pmr30s) they just don't meet there promises.
     
  4. Deanimator

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    I was thinking slightly bigger and no grip safety, but that looks like a nice gun.

    Is that the compact size grip?

    I've got a Citadel 3.5 CS in .45acp.
     
  5. cal44mag

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    I think a 6 shot, small 38 special snub would be good. 2" barrel, round butt, reasonably light.

    In other words, remake the Colt Detective Special.

    Perhaps both a steel one (DS) and an aluminum version (Cobra) equivalent.
     
  6. murf

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    32 super - basically a 9x23 case length with a 9mm luger case taper and a .312" (7.65mm) bullet diameter. headspace off the case mouth, map @37,500 psi. stick it in a glock 19 size double stack, a glock 43 single stack, or a six shot lcr. should get a 100 grain xtp up to 1,000 fps for defense, or hunting.

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  7. Stumper

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    I am convinced that there is currently one real gap in available handguns. There is a place or .22rf revolvers that are big enough to get a grip on ( bigger than the NAA minis) but smaller/lighter than a J frame. I'd like a drawerful of them for "kit guns" and CCW ( I know many despise the 22s for defense and I will never argue that they are best, but any gun is better than none and an accurate, shootable .22 that one has actually practiced shooting a lot is a worthy companion.)
     
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    Probably not enough profit to be made or S&W would still be making 'em. I know when they hit our consignment cases or WTS boards they don't last long if priced reasonably so SOMEBODY wants 'em. I recently paid some silly money for a 4506 no dash. Didn't buy it to collect, either. I bought it to shoot it. Been wanting one since I first fondled one back in the '80s. ;)

    For something new I would like a J frame sized revolver designed from the ground up as a moon clipped 9mm. All the ones I've seen are just a .357 length frame with a super short cyclinder.
     
  9. zb338

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    A nice Marlin rifle in .327 magnum would be worth having. It should be a fun shooting little rifle.

    Zeke
     
  10. jparham

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    I too think that a cheap (say $150-250) American-made defense/ service revolver would sell well. Think a self-defense oriented Heritage Rough Rider or a modern version of the Iver Johnsons that people bought for years. This market was serviced by police surplus K-frames for years but those are drying up.

    Why? I think a lot of people gravitate toward revolvers for home defense due to the inherit reliability and simple manual of arms. My dad, for instance, isn't a big handgun guy, and he's perfectly happy with my old, Australian-surplus Model 10 that's basically on permanent loan to him. Load it and forget until you need it--I know, not the philosophy anybody SHOULD have, but the philosophy a lot of people DO have.

    I'm aware of the Armscor revolvers that are out there--they're around $240 and seem roughly but well built. I've thought of picking one up as a front-hallway gun. But around here I've only ever seen a few at gun shows, whereas every gun shop seems to have a few Heritages. Maybe Heritage should just make K frame clones and sell them for $200. I'd buy two.

    Plot twist: I think what I'm describing would sell even better if you chambered it in 9mm and designed the chambers such that you didn't need moon clips.

    Edit: I also think a .410/ .45 Howdah/ Auto-Burglar pistol would sell well if it was priced reasonably and by "reasonably" I mean no more than $150. I'm aware of some of the .410 double-barreled derringers but my impression is that these were pot-metal POSs. I don't think it would be that had to make these cheaply--just overbuild it out of steel and wood. Don't ask me why, but people do seem to like their Judges and Governors just fine. If I could get one for $150 I might do it and carry it when I'm out walking for snake/ dog/ zombie squirrel deterrence.
     
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  11. JohnBiltz

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    I think a .40 short would be the bomb. Think about it. The problem with .380 is it doesn't open up reliably and to make the JHP work it opens up to around .40 anyway. Keep the pressure low to keep the recoil down and size it to match .380 the way .40 matches 9mm. .40 short ball would be as effective as .380 JHP.
     
  12. Gun Master

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    Armscor offers(ed) .38 Special revolvers in 2" & 4". They are well made at a cheap price.
    The big frame 2" is too large for CC and barrel too short to burn all the powder.
    The " " 4" is the same for CC but is long enough to burn the extra energy.
    I would like them to offer them in 3" to burn more energy and shorter (at least) for better concealment.

    P.S. - I wish they would offer one based on S&W rather than Colt.
     
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    A 9mm version of any of the quality DA revolvers currently on the market, SS or composite, 5 inch barrel, adjustable sights, etc.
    I'd even deal with moon clips if needed.
    :D
     
  14. Lost Sheep

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    The high-capacity and light weight might be a bit too much to ask, but....
     
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    I always thought a 500 S&W Deringer would be a good bear defense sidearm.
    6" Over/under double barrel with a grip substantial enough to hold onto. The gun would be flat enough to holster comfortably and you are unlikely to get more than two aimed shots in a surprise bear attack anyway.

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    Edit: Carl N. Brown, I posted before reading your post. You and I think alike.
     
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    Bill Ruger said the Sec.Six (also Service-six and speed-six) was a money-losing proposition, but I always thought a higher price point would not have hurt all that much and a companion piece in 10-shot 22 rimfire would have been an ideal two-gun set. Carry the SS for duty and train with the SS Rimfire.

    The Security Six is much easier to carry than the GP (lighter and smaller) in a duty holster or concealed.

    Terrible loss that it is discontinued.

    Lost Sheep
     
  17. Lost Sheep

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    I have wanted to see Ruger's S-Six (Security Six, Speed Six or Service Six) in .357 Magnum sold as a pair with matching S-Six in 22 rimfire.since 1975.
     
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    Resurrections of the Luger and Mauser Broomhandle would sell like hot cakes.
     
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    Maybe Hi-Point should manufacture a revolver?

    A 9mm or .40 S&W (like the S&W Model 25 / 625) able to chamber and fire both moon-clipped ammunition and single-loaded.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    A multi-caliber revolver that goes beyond the Medusa to allow anything from .25 ACP, 327 Federal...up to 44 Magnum and 45 Colt.

    Taurus makes a convertible 22RF/22 Magnum double action revolver which switches cylinders by pressing a button on the frame where the crane is.

    Dan Wesson makes revolvers where the user can switch barrels of different lengths.

    Switching cylinders AND barrels would allow one revolver to shoot any number of different calibers. (Just be careful not to put a 45 Colt cylinder behind your 44 barrel).

    In the lighter calibers, it would be heavier and overbuilt and using shorter cartridges, the jump from case to front of cylinder might be problematic (mitigated by the cylinders being fitted for the shorter brass), but it would be pretty cool, especially if the barrels were lugged instead of screwed in.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    Awwww Come on, Vern! What you really want is a nice Webley made from scratch to handle 45ACP:) Because they're so beautiful...:what:.

    OK. I'll stop.

    I want an affordable C-96 in 38 Super......... It will never happen.
     
  22. JohnKSa

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    I actually think a top-break 9mm revolver would sell.
     
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    I agree. I would buy both in a heartbeat. I could care less if they weren't original. In fact, part of me would prefer that they weren't, so I wouldn't feel guilty about shooting it and could buy multiple magazines.

    Also agree. I'd actually prefer moon clips. Cheapest "magazines" around.
     
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    If they made a 6.5" long 4.5" high PMR10, I'd buy it.
     
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    Ruger LSR Light Service Revolver, with integral Crimson Trace green laser and Cree LCD flashlight in the frame. AAA battery in the stock. Available in .22lr, .22 Magnum, .32 Magnum, .357/.38Special, and .44 Special.
     
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